Blood Supply Critically Low

By: Community Blood Center, Posted by Amanda Lanum
By: Community Blood Center, Posted by Amanda Lanum

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- Last year, 28,000 individuals in our area needed a blood transfusion. This year, the local needs for blood are expected to rise.

Community Blood Center, the provider of blood services to local hospitals, will be conducting a blood drive on Saturday, May 5 for the Vietnam Veterans in the Donor Room of the Community Blood Center, to help the local hospital patients in our area that depend on life saving blood donations.

"When individuals normally think of essential community services, they think about the fire and police departments," said Dr. Jay Menitove, Executive Director and Medical Director with Community Blood Center.

"However, because Community Blood Center is here to meet the needs of local patients, we would hope that individuals in our community would consider us to be just as essential."

Just one donation can help as many as two local hospital patients. Community Blood Center can help as many as two local hospital patients.

Individuals in Topeka can help meet the local needs by donating blood at the Community Blood Center blood drive on Saturday, May 5 from 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. for the Vietnam Veterans, at the Community Blood Center, in the Donor Room, 800 Lane.

All registered donors will receive a t-shirt!

You may contact the Community Blood Center at 233-0195.


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